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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Bitung in Indonesia

Earthquake location 0.9677S, 125.3829WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Bitung in Indonesia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/11/18 / 2018-11-28 20:15:41 / November 28, 2018 @ 8:15 pm. Exact location of event, depth 48.73 km, 125.3829° East, 0.9677° North. Unique identifier: us1000i1z5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i1z5. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:15:41 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.73 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manado, Tomohon, Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Manado (c. 451 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bitung (c. 137 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tondano (c. 33 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tomohon (c. 27 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (c. 8 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 57 km SSE of Bitung, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 125.3829° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.9677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSE of Bitung, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-28 20:15:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-11 19:16:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.993 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000i1z5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000i1z5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i1z5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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